Editorial : Legwork at community level remains crucial in elections

【明報專訊】THE PRO-DEMOCRACY CAMP has suffered a setback in the Legislative Council by-election. Their arrogance, lack in unity, and failure to recognise the importance of service for the community have proved to be their undoing. At a time of the dominance of social media, many new-generation politicians of the non-establishment camp think that so long as they keep the moral high ground and do a good job of fighting the propaganda war on the internet, the votes will be theirs to lose. Some of them even scoff at service for the community which traditional pan-democrats emphasise. They do not realise that reaching out to the citizens by going from door to door and talking to them face to face is in fact the most effective way to canvass for votes.